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A curious ground squirrel in Tucson, AZ. Photo by Jim Turner.
By Jim Turner World 1970 – Earth Day is celebrated for the first time. Thousands of college students, more than ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and millions of other Americans participated in educational programs, rallies, and marches. Senator Gaylord … Continue reading
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson review by Jim Turner I spent a lot of time on the road giving history talks this past few months, and when I get to different cities I like … Continue reading
By Jim Turner In the World 1895 – On this date, two hundred former African slaves left Savannah, Georgia for their new homes in Liberia, Africa. Much of the aid for the trip came through the American Colonization Society (ACS). Founded … Continue reading
It’s our favorite season in the Old Pueblo — spring flowers are blooming, the weather is beautiful, the Wildcats are off to the Big Dance, and it’s time for The Tucson Festival of Books, everybody’s favorite gathering for two days … Continue reading
By Jim Turner In the World In 1814, Napoleon defeated the Austrians and Württembergers at The Battle of Montereau, one of his greatest victories. The battle site, near the village of Montereau-Fault-Yonne in northern France, will be the future site … Continue reading
Full moon over Organ Pipe National Monument. Photo by Jim Turner.
A jackrabbit takes a drink in Globe, Arizona. Photo by Jim Turner.